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Citroen C3

Citroen C3 is a 5 seater hatchback car in a price range of Rs. 6.16 Lakh to 8.80 Lakh in India. C3 is offered with petrol engine only along with manual transmission option only. The petrol engine of C3 has a displacement of 1198cc and 1199cc and produces 80.46bhp of power and a torque of 115nm. C3 mileage is 19.3kmpl. The boot space of the C3 is 315 litres. There are seven different variants of the C3 and it comes in ten different colours.
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Citroen C3 Specifications

Engine 1198 - 1199 CC Mileage 19.3 Kmpl Transmission Manual
Fuel Type Petrol Max Power 108.62bhp@5500rpm Seating Capacity 5
Body Type Hatchback

Citroen C3 Features

  • Airbags (Driver and Passenger)
  • Adjustable Front Passenger Seat
  • ABS
  • AC
  • Central Locking
  • Power Steering
  • Max Torque (190Nm@1750rpm)
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Citroen C3 Car Latest Updates

The Citroen C3 has scored a disappointing zero star in the crash safety tests carried out by Latin NCAP. It was the Brazil-spec model that was tested and it scored 31%, 12%, 35%, and 50% for adult, child, safety assist, and pedestrian protection, respectively. The India-spec model is yet to be crash tested.

Citroen C3 Engine

Citroen offers the C3 with two engines: a 82PS 1.2-litre petrol naturally aspirated and a 110PS/190Nm 1.2-litre turbo-petrol engine. The former is paired to a 5-speed manual and has a claimed fuel efficiency of 19.8kmpl, while the turbo unit gets a 6-speed manual and is good for 19.4kmpl. The C3 is 3,980mm long, sits on a 2,540mm wheelbase, and has a ground clearance of 180mm.

Citroen C3 Variants

The hatch is available in three trims: Live, Feel and Shine.

The Citroen C3 comes in four body shades: Polar White, Platinum Grey, Steel Grey, and Zesty Orange. Dual-tone colour options include two roof colours: Platinum Grey or Zesty Orange, and can be specced with all monotone body shades.

Key Features of Citroen C3

Citroen has packed the C3 with features such as a 10-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, steering-mounted controls, three USB sockets, a 12V socket, and a smartphone clamp. The new top-spec trim packs electrically adjustable ORVMs, rear wash and wiper and a rear defogger as well. Its safety kit includes dual airbags, ABS with EBD, electronic stability control, hill-hold and tyre pressure monitoring system.

Citroen C3 Competitors

There are a range of competitors. In terms of pricing, it goes directly against the Maruti Wagon R, Celerio, Swift, Tata Tiago and Hyundai Grand i10 Nios. It’s a larger alternative to these cars, and with the turbo engine, it’s a more powerful option too. But in terms of dimensions and engine specifications, it rivals the Nissan Magnite, Renault Kiger, Tata Punch, and premium hatchbacks like Maruti Baleno, Hyundai i20, Tata Altroz, and Toyota Glanza

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Citroen C3 Price

The price of Citroen C3 in India starts from Rs. 6.16 Lakh while the C3 top model price goes upto Rs. 8.80 Lakh. C3 comes in 7 variants with 10 colour options.

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C3 Puretech 82 Live

19.3 Kmpl . Petrol . Manual
Rs. 6.16 Lakh
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C3 Puretech 82 Feel

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Rs. 7.08 Lakh
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C3 Puretech 82 Feel DT

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Citroen C3 Pros and Cons

  • C3 Advantages

    Distinctive and stylish design, Comfortable and spacious interior, strong air con, Good ride quality, Good handling, Good value for money

  • C3 Disadvantages

    Small trunk, Limited availability in some regions, Higher maintenance costs compared to some competitors.

  • Expert's Conclusion

    Packs in the presence and space of a mini SUV at the price of a hatchback that's comfortable over a variety of road conditions. But it also lacks some essentials like powered adjustable mirrors or windshield wipers and other creature comforts that it's rivals have gotten us accustomed to.

Citroen C3 Expert Review

Citroen’s made-for-India, made-in-India C3 has been their super hush-hush and top-priority project that was announced in 2019. The tight wraps around it were cast aside when the world got leaked pictures of its scale model! But then the questions arose: Would this be the India-spec model? What would it be like? Can the French really get things right for the tough Indian market? What are they going to bring to India, a hatch or an SUV?

The C3 is a sub-4 metre segment offering, but it isnt an SUV. Usually when Citroen make an SUV, they badge it as Aircross, but the C3 isn’t that. Instead, Citroen are calling it a premium hatchback with an SUV twist. Sounds interesting? Half a day with the C3 in Goa showed that it was more that just interesting. Sure, Citroen could have done some things better and some things differently, but if I was an engineer responsible for the C3, I'd be damned proud of myself. Let me break it down.


Doesn't the C3 look chunky? Like the Brezza, Sonet and Venue, its length is just under four metres. Its height is more than the Nissan Magnite and just a bit less than the Hyundai Venue's. And its wheelbase is longer than any of these SUV-esque rivals. As a result the C3 looks wide and willing; rugged elements, like the skid plates at the front and rear, and the body cladding down the side emphasise its SUV-ish traits. 


Its 180mm of ground clearance, is more than the hatchbacks', but that’s still ten millimeters shy of really cracking the sub-4 metre SUV segment. When you consider that Citroen are calling this a premium hatchback with an SUV twist, it feels just about right. 

Citroen's design character is obvious when you look at it from the front with the forked LED elements and the chunky tail lamps. There are interesting touches like the scooped out, or concave, sections around the headlamp and tail lamp, there’s the handsome design for the wheel covers, and the contrast elements (optional extras) in bright orange for the fog lamp surround, floating roof and the accents on the body cladding. The design is distinctive and not polarizing, which in my books is a great outcome.


For now, just ignore what the C3 misses out on, because that list is long and needs a dedicated space to itself, so we’ll tackle that later. Also, the basic design and sensibility of the C3 gives you a lot to appreciate. For starters, the doors shut with a solid thunk and the the panel gaps are very consistent. On the inside, the air of substance grows as you look at the handsome fabric for the seat covers; the orange contrast stitching gives it a bit more appeal too. 

Even the plastics for the door pads look good and feel solid, and that's even when you look at the plastic that's on use inside the door pocket. Impressive? Heck, yeah.  There’s more. Citroen say that the C3 has theater style seating, and that’s because the hip point is 27 millimeters higher than the front seats. And sitting here, you do get much better vision out of the cabin and the cushioning is really nice and supportive. Space is plentiful too, even with a six-footer in the driving seat another six footer could be accomodated in the rear comfortably. As for seating three adults in the rear, city jaunts should be no issue.

Look closely and you will notice thoughtful touches, like the two USB charging points for the rear occupants. Then there’s the clever design for the phone holder that allows you to route your cable underneath without bending it too far. The centre console at the front gets built-in cable guides and a spot to mount a phone holder. There’s lots of storage in the centre console and the door pockets aren’t XL sized, but sufficient. 

The space at the front is enough, even for taller occupants.  The seats are positioned higher than they would be in a hatchback, and the view out is good, offering a commanding view. The dash has an air of quality thanks to the shimmery burnt-orange finish, or the chrome finish around the air-con vents, which look and feels very well executed. The attention to detail can be felt in the well-damped manner in which the air-con vents move.

Then there is the air-conditioning system, which is said to be engineered to cool the entire cabin with the blower speed at two. Why? Because Indians don't like the noisy higher settings. On the very sultry morning that we drove the C3 in Goa, to my surprise, I didnt have to exceed the 1st speed.  

The 10.2” infotainment system also felt impressive. Its display was bright, and responsive, and it packs wireless, Android, Auto and Apple, CarPlay too. The great bit is that the 4-speaker sound system was enjoyable! So the cabin experience simply does wow. 


Most of us Indians were introduced to Citroen through the C5 Aircross, which premiered the “Advanced Comfort” tagline. As it turned out, the C5 aced the comfort factor with its seats, suspension and India readiness. However, when you go from a Rs 40 lakh vehicle to something under Rs 10 lakh, you'd expect the experience to get diluted. However, it's a bit different because the C3 is actually pretty impressive. 

Firstly, that's because the C3 soaks up rough roads, potholes and broken patches in a manner that would make a multiple time WRC winning company proud. Which Citroen is! The C3 makes bumps disappear and it doesn’t bob or bounce. The tall sidewalls for the tyres give it added cushioning that lets the C3 just glide over broken roads. It’s absolutely wow on this front! 

Well, there's more. Citroen say that the C3 is meant to be fun to drive too. As it turns out, despite its comfort factor, the C3 isn’t soft and sloppy at high speeds. Sure, the suspension is supple, but it is also controlled. In bends at high speeds there’s a bit of body roll but then it settles down. It actually feels composed and stable even over 120kmph! So, Citroen’s rally pedigree can be experienced in the way the C3 soaks up bumps  and the way it likes to be hustled too. The 195 section tyres from Ceat deserve credit, but a lot of the magic is baked into the chassis and suspension. The flat-bottom design for the steering wheel feels sporty, but the way it weighs ups also instills a sense of confidence at higher speeds too. So, this small package feels very impressively grown up in its manners. 

Engines & Performance

Citroen kept us guessing on the powertrain front too. As it turns out, there are two 1.2L petrol engines, one being naturally aspirated while the other is turbocharged. Usually, in cases like this, the turbo-petrol out dazzles its sibling, but that isn’t the case here. 

First and foremost, the naturally aspirated engine feels smooth, and damps any thrum. Second, it doesn't sound noisy either. The clean power delivery and the resulting drivability makes it easy to use in all kinds of conditions. The gearshifts on this five speed gearbox are smooth, the clutch is light, which means everyday commuting duties will be breezy. 

It  will get up to highway speed without strain or hurry and it will cruise easily. But you will have to work the gearbox when you want to make an overtake or really pick up the pace. Actually, there is a fair amount of torque on offer from the engine, however, the gearing is very tall! We observed a speedo indicated 54kmph, 99kmpkh and 148kmph in the first three gears! This makes accleration feel a little laidback, but it also helps deliver a claimed fuel efficiency figure of 19.8kmpl. 

However, if you want more punch, you’d want the turbo. Obviously, it packs a lot more torque and power, which is great for those who spend more time on the highways or just want something peppier. 

However, there is a caveat - the clutch pedal is heavier and there’s no automatic on offer for now, which in my books is a big miss. 


The C3 is a bit ougunned on some fronts. At 315 litres its boot space isn’t in the SUV territory of the sub-4m population. While thise isnt a deal breaker, there are other misses, many misses. There are no wow features, like a sunroof, or ventilated seats. It misses out on powered ORVMs, a wireless charger or a cooled glovebox. It even lacks modern day essentials like an auto-ac, rear defogger and wiper. Sure, there’s no 360 degree camera, but even the reversing camera is an optional extra. 

Conveniences such as an armrest for the driver, or for the rear bench are missing and the power window switches for the rear doors are nestled between the front seats. The hood release is very rudimentary and so is the driver’s instrument cluster, which lacks even a rev counter. In terms of safety feature it has ABS and dual airbags; however, the headrests non-adjustable.  

It might seem shocking, but the C3 doesn't feel like it has cut corners, because what it has, works, perfectly. For instance, the cushioning and design for the headrests provides great support. In the same vein, the tail lamps and headlpams do not get any LED elements, but they look handsome. The door handles are flap type, but they feel solid. And, yes, the C3 gets steel wheels with handsome designs for the covers, but if you wanted you could get alloy wheels as accessories.


This is where things get a bit interesting because Citroen are trying a different formula. For starters, instead of packing the C3 with features from the factory they will offer accessories that can be installed at the dealership level so that buyers can customize their C3s. Over 70 accessories and  five packs will be offered at first. Secondly, Citroen will allow you to to configure and book your car online and then have it delivered to your doorstep; and you can do the same for a service at no extra cost. 

But that's a promise, a big critical promise and because Citroen will have all of 20 dealerships when the C3 goes on sale. So Citroen is doing things differently and they are unlocking value, or at least trying to unlock value, which is where my sense of disappointment with the kind of features on offer and where this is likely to be positioned is turning to cautious optimism.


If the business people have done their homework as well as the engineers and designers, the C3 should be priced spot on too! In our books, that price would be in the Rs 5.5 lakh- 7.5 lakh range, but we'll only know for sure when it launches on the 20th of July. Until then, you can put your thinking caps on and let us know in the comments what you think would be a good price for this Citroen C3.

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  • Citroen C3 Offers a Pleasing Driving Experience

    The Citroen C3 stands out in the compact auto order, seamlessly combining energy and effectiveness. Its special project adds a touch of fineness to the thoroughfares, while its provident machines keep charges well in check. The innards provides unanticipated spaciousness and thoughtful ergonomics, icing comfortable peregrinations indeed during extended roadways. The user- friendly infotainment system guarantees flawless connectivity. While the driving experience prioritizes comfort, the agent's dexterity remains complete for megacity navigation. security features, involving slice- bite motorist- backing functionalities, contribute to the C3's responsibility. The Citroen C3 delivers a complete package that caters to coincidental motorists' aesthetic and ultrapractical preferences.

  • offers a perfect blend of style

    Exploring the vibrant streets of Delhi in the Citroen C3 has been a stylish experience. The distinctive design turned heads near India Gate, and the compact size made navigating through Connaught Place's traffic a breeze. The comfortable interiors were a relief during drives to Humayun's Tomb, and the smooth ride on the Delhi-Noida Expressway was impressive. Whether it's city adventures or embracing the capital's historical charm, the Citroen C3 offers a perfect blend of style and convenience for those captivated by Delhi's vibrant energy.

  • Incredible Design and Joyous Experience

    My experience with the Citroen C3 has been absolutely incredible! I can't stop smiling whenever I get behind the wheel of this amazing car. From its sleek and stylish design to its powerful performance, the Citroen C3 never fails to impress. The interior is incredibly comfortable, with plenty of space for both passengers and cargo. The advanced technology features, such as the touchscreen infotainment system and voice recognition, make every drive a joyous experience. The safety features are top-notch, giving me peace of mind on every journey. Overall, I am overjoyed with my decision to choose the Citroen C3 as my trusted companion on the road.

  • the pleasurable driving experience it offers!

    The crucial defense for my enthusiasm is this model's passionate capacity to contribute. The Citroen C3 has cemented its position as a libertarian for me with to its endearing design and municipality-friendly characteristics. Its quintet of small- but-comfortable inwards and incredibly useful technologies make it perfect for group commuting. The C3 has fully won my respect with its passionate interpretation and slice- edge functionality. With this hatchback, Citroen has truly created a fetish, and I find myself driven to its design because of the pleasurable driving experience it offers!

  • but not a gamе-changеr.

    Thе Citroеn C3 is a compact hatchback that offеrs a striking and cool dеsign, a spacious and practical cabin and a sortеd ridе and handling packagе. It has two pеtrol еnginе options that offеr good pеrformancе and drivеability. It also has a 10-inch touchscrееn with wirеlеss connеctivity customization options. Howеvеr, it also has somе drawbacks, such as missing many fеaturеs, no automatic transmission, mеdiocrе highway pеrformancе and cost-cutting in somе arеas. It also facеs thе challеngе of an unknown brand and a small dеalеr nеtwork. It is a rеspеctablе altеrnativе in thе hatchback sеgmеnt, but not a gamе-changеr.

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    It's good very super performance and moving smothely


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Citroen C3 Colours

Citroen C3 in India is available in 10 different and exciting colours, C3 colours options available in markets are - Polar White, Platinum Grey, Zesty Orange, Steel Grey, Polar White With Platinum Grey, Steel Grey With Zesty Orange, Steel Gray With Platinum Grey, Zesty Orange With Platinum Grey, Platinum Gray With Zesty Orange and Polar White With Zesty Orange.
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Citroen C3 Mileage

The mileage of Citroen C3 is 19.3 Kmpl. This is the ARAI mileage for all the variants of C3. The claimed ARAI mileage of C3 Petrol Manual is 19.3 Kmpl.
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Must Read Questions & Answers Before Buying C3

Q. How many color options are there in Citroen C3?
  • Citroen C3 is available in 10 different colours - Platinum Grey, Steel Gray With Platinum Grey, Zesty Orange, Polar White With Platinum Grey, Zesty Orange With Platinum Grey, Steel Grey With Zesty Orange, Polar White With Zesty Orange, Polar White, Steel Grey and Platinum Gray With Zesty Orange.
Q. What is the mileage of Citroen C3?
  • The mileage of Citroen C3 is 19.3 Kmpl. This is the claimed ARAI mileage for all the variants of C3. The claimed ARAI mileage of C3 Petrol Manual is 19.3 Kmpl.
Q. What are the engine specifications of the Citroen C3?
  • Citroen will offer the C3 with two engines: an 82PS 1.2-litre petrol naturally aspirated and a 110PS/190Nm 1.2-liter turbo-petrol engine. The former is paired to a 5-speed manual and has a claimed fuel efficiency of 19.8kmpl, while the turbo unit gets a 6-speed manual and is good for 19.4kmpl. The C3 is 3,980mm long, sits on a 2,540mm wheelbase, and has a ground clearance of 180mm.
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Q. What is the seating capacity of Citroen C3?
  • Citroen C3 can seat up to five passengers.
Q. Which car is better, Citroen C3 or Maruti Wagon R?
  • Both cars are good in their own forte, Citroen C3 packs in the presence and space of a mini SUV at the price of a hatchback that's comfortable over a variety of road conditions. But it also lacks some essentials like powered adjustable mirrors or windshield wipers and other creature comforts that its rivals have gotten us accustomed to. On the other hand, Maruti Suzuki Wagon R is the ideal small family car. Its spacious, practical, efficient and offers a convenient automatic with both engine options. Moreover, for a better understanding of compatibility and driving comfort, we would suggest you to take a test drive. Follow the link and select your desired city and brand for dealership details.
Q. What is the mileage of Citroen C3?
  • The claimed ARAI mileage: Citroen C3 Petrol is 19.8 kmpl.
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Citroen C3 FAQs

What is the price of the top variant of Citroen C3?

The ex-showroom price of top variant of Citroen C3 is 8.80 Lakh (Delhi).

What is the mileage of Citroen C3?

The ARAI claimed mileage of Citroen C3 is 19.3 Kmpl. Also check User Reported Mileage of C3.

What is the EMI of Citroen C3 in Delhi?

The EMI for the base variant of Citroen C3 in Delhi is Rs. 11,916 per month @ 10.5% for a tenure of 60 months.

What are the top competitors of Citroen C3?

The top 3 competitors of Citroen C3 are Kia Carens, Hyundai Exter and Hyundai Creta.

What is the boot space in Citroen C3?

The boot space in Citroen C3 is 315 L. View full specification of C3

What are the best financing options for Citroen C3?

New car loan - get upto 100% loan on your car! Loan against car - your old car will pay for your new car!

Is Citroen C3 a good car to buy in India?

Yes, Citroen C3 is good car to buy in terms of features, comfort and looks. Its quite commendable and reliable.

Does Citroen C3 come with AC?

Yes. all variants of the Citroen C3 come with air-conditions

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